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What is it like to be an explorer?

Our core texts this half term are "The Great Explorer" and The Lonely Beast. The books are written by Chris Judge.

Autumn seems to come round so quickly each year. October is the time to plant bulbs, ready for the spring. We were lucky enough to have been given bulbs to plant this year. 

Each child has a square of soil. Ask your child what bulbs they planted and to tell you about the size of the different varieties they could choose from.

Super maths today!
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We designed our calendars, using trees as our theme. We worked with an artist called Jacqui Smith. She showed us how to make our calendars really stunning. We haven't quite finished. It's taking us a long time but it will be worth it.

We have painted our calendars now. We hope you like the colour we have chosen for you.

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Work has begun on our new year calendars. They will take us quite a while to make but the wait will be worth it. This week the children have sanded the wood to make it smooth. Next week we are adding colour. Keep watching!
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The eggcellent egg experiment! Ask Class 7 for more information.
We are always happy to see our parents supporting the children in their home learning but we were thrilled when one of our mums made a cover to protect an egg. It linked with our science learning about materials and their properties. The children really enjoyed making their own covers that would protect an egg. Watch out for future photos. We had such a good time. Ask your child if their egg stayed in one piece. We were surprised at how many did.
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Autumn time is here! We have been looking carefully at Autumn colours and the fruits and nuts we see at this time. We recreated the colours using water colour paints. We drew rose hips and painted them by carefully mixing the colours we needed.
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We have been writing our own stories about an explorer. When we had finished we read the stories to our friends and spent time editing and improving them.
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How much fun can you have with an empty box?

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Oh dear! What do you do when you need to mop up a spill? Class 7 tested lots of materials to see which one was the most absorbent. Ask you child what they found out from our investigation.
We have been using number lines to practise counting on in 2s,5s and 10s. There's even time for a lovely smile! Lovely to see children happy in their learning.
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We have worked very hard to sketch our Pendle landscapes. We added colour by using water colour crayons. 
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The children in Class 7 are learning how to use cursive writing. Your child has brought home a sheet that will show you how each letter is formed. Don't worry because the children will soon be very good at it. You will be amazed!
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We have been learning the story of Abraham and Isaac, and how important the story is, in both Islam and Christianity. Mrs Wilkinson read the story from the bible and then Mrs Kauser read from the Qaran. The children talked about the messages that the story gives us. Mrs Wilkinson wrote down the children's ideas.

Class 7 are learning about landscapes and what we might see on one. We walked to the bridge near school and looked at the landscapes around us. We could see Pendle Hill, fields, forests, houses and, above, we could see a beautiful blue sky.

We carefully sketched what we could see. When our sketches have been painted we will show you.

The children have planned a story start and used the plan to write their own. The children worked together to retell their story to the others.
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In maths we have been rounding numbers to the nearest multiple of 10. We used a number line to begin with.
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